Following are application deadlines for awards, honors, and contests available to teachers. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*January 15 TEACHERS HALL OF FAME
The National Teachers Hall of Fame requests nominations for 2003 inductions. Active or retired, certified preK-12 teachers with at least 20 years’ full-time classroom experience are eligible. Five teachers are selected for representation in the Hall of Fame Gallery and receive an expenses- paid trip to induction activities in Washington, D.C., and Emporia, Kan. Contact: Jenny Harder, NTHF, 1320 C of E Dr., Emporia, KS 66801; (620) 341-5660; fax (620) 341-5912; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nthf.org.
*February 1 BIOLOGY
Textbook publisher Prentice Hall and the National Association of Biology Teachers invite grades 7- 12 teachers to apply for the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Candidates must have at least three years’ teaching experience at public, private, or parochial schools. Teachers can nominate themselves or their colleagues. Winners are selected from each of the 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, and overseas territories and are honored during the NABT National Convention. They also receive a pair of precision binoculars from Prentice Hall, lab equipment from Leica Microsystems Inc., and a yearlong NABT membership. Contact: Louise Pittack, Awards Manager, NABT, 12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 110, Reston, VA 20191-3409; (703) 264-9696 or (800) 406-0775; e- mail email@example.com; www.nabt.org.
*February 1 FAMILY/CONSUMER SCIENCE
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences identifies and recognizes exemplary family and consumer sciences teachers who exhibit a deep commitment to the profession and association with its Teacher of the Year award. These teachers utilize methods, techniques, and activities integrated into the curriculum that provide the stimulus for and give visibility to family and consumer sciences in elementary and secondary education. The Teacher of the Year award winner receives $1,000 and up to $500 in expenses to attend the annual convention. Candidates must be full-time, permanent teachers of family and consumer sciences. They must also be current members of AAFCS and must have maintained membership for at least the past three years. Contact: Charlotte Island, Manager for Awards and Grants, AAFCS, 1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2752; (703) 706-4600; fax (703) 706-4663; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.aafcs.org.
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